Annual Eating Psychology Free Online Conference - Part 4

Psychology of Eating Online Conference
2nd Annual Eating Psychology Virtual Conference

This is Part 4 of a series of posts on this free online premier event.  To learn more about the conference in general and read the biographies of some of the experts, please go to Annual Eating Psychology Free Online Conference Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

In this part, we are continuing with the summary bios of some of the many experts who are sharing the newest, cutting edge ideas, information, research and science on the psychology of eating, weight loss, dieting, binge and emotional eating, body image, health and nutrition:

Trudy Scott - Transform Anxiety and Cravings with Amino Acids and More
Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of real whole food, the amazing amino acids and simple lifestyle changes for eliminating anxiety and emotional eating. Trudy works with clients one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing mood transformations. Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. She is also a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings.  She is also the creator and host of The Anxiety Summit, a virtual gathering of international experts sharing research and nutritional solutions for anxiety. She has been featured on NPR, GaiamTV, morning shows like Good Day Sacramento and been quoted in AARP, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.
Tom Malterre - A Deeper Look at Nutrition, Life and True Healing
What if our state of dis-ease is coming from a lack of connection? A connection of where health and all of life comes from? What if the soil we grow our food in, the air that we breathe, and the water we drink are the key to sustaining health? What if these are the true currencies of life itself? After attaining two degrees in nutrition sciences, getting advanced training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, lecturing across the US and Canada, becoming a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, and watching as thousands of my clients change their connection to their food, their earth, and their health, the message is becoming clearer every day. If we are kind to earth in which our food comes from, it gives us more abundance than we could ever imagine. My goal now is to share this insight as much as I possibly can and I am doing this through the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, Nourishing Meals book, and the website I am reaching our to physicians and other practitioners with hard sciences and clinical case studies in my Progressive Practitioner Coaching Programs so I can share the genius of Functional Medicine and it’s understanding of these principals of life. It is my belief that we can end unnecessary suffering through two simple means. Awareness and gratitude.
Janet Podleski - Reclaiming Cooking, Food and Laughter
Janet Podleski is the author (along with her sister, Greta) of four #1 national bestselling cookbooks, including their latest, The Looneyspoons Collection. Known for her trademark wit and humor, she’s also host of popular Food Network Canada TV series, “Eat, Shrink & Be Merry,” and is a sought-after inspirational/wellness speaker and Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Janet & Greta are to Canada what Jamie Oliver is to the UK: Health and wellness experts passionately dedicated to helping North Americans improve their eating habits. By combining good food, good health and good fun, the sisters have inspired millions to “take platters into their own hands,” getting them back into the kitchen preparing their own healthy meals.
Matt Stone - A Man's Journey with Eating Psychology
"With a high metabolic rate, EVERYTHING works better." Matt Stone is an independent health researcher, #1 Amazon bestselling author of more than 15 books, and the founder of 180DegreeHealth, a controversial website that has challenged the status quo on health with a combination of cutting-edge science and radical common sense since 2006. In his most popular books, Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink and the Diet Recovery: Restoring Hormonal Health, Metabolism, Mood, and Your Relationship with Food series, Stone lays out explicit instructions for achieving a high metabolic rate, the details of which are Stone's greatest discovery in his decade of intensive research. With an increase in metabolic rate, thousands of Stone's readers and clients have reported improvements in a vast array of disorders: constipation, hair loss, low libido, acid reflux, insomnia, anxiety, cold hands and feet, frequent urination, allergies, skin conditions, chronic infections, infertility, and countless others, all while eating common, enjoyable, comfort foods to their heart's content.
Izabella Wentz - The Importance of Thyroid Health
Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a pharmacist who has dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. She is the author of the best-selling patient guide "Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis" Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause".
Dr. Susan Albers - Mindfulness and Eating
Susan Albers PsyD is a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from the University of Denver and did her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Albers completed her post-doctoral work at Stanford University. She has written six books on the topic of mindful eating including Eat.Q., Eating Mindfully, Eat, Drink & Be Mindful, Mindful Eating 101, 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, and But I Deserve This Chocolate. She conducts mindful eating workshops and lectures on 5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Eat.Q. internationally.
Sarah Ballantyne - Insights from the Paleo Mom
Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and author of two books The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Body and The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul (English and English Edition).  At the time her first daughter was born, Sarah was morbidly obese and suffered from over a dozen immune- and autoimmune-related diseases. After her second daughter was born, Sarah discovered the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health, including contributing to her 120-pound weight loss! Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and an autoimmune skin condition called lichen planus. In fact, Sarah was able to discontinue six prescription medications, some of which she has been taking for 12 years, within two weeks of changing her diet! The dramatic improvements in Sarah’s conditions convinced her never to revert to her previous eating habits. She quickly became a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for the Paleo lifestyle.
Connie Sobczak - The Body Positive Approach
Connie Sobczak is the co-founder and co-director of The Body Positive, a nonprofit organization she founded in 1996 with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults. She is the author of embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) which brings to life the five core Competencies of the Be Body Positive Model. Connie produced the BodyTalk DVD series for students in grades K-12, and Discover Your Healthy Weight, a DVD for adults and grand festival award winner in the 2009 Berkeley Video & Film Festival. She develops The Body Positive’s curricula and training materials, facilitates Be Body Positive workshops for the general public, and trains student groups in middle school through college to develop peer-led Body Positive programs. She was a 2008 semi-finalist for a Volvo for Life award honoring "real-life heroes."
Roy Nelson - Emotional Eating
Roy Nelson is known as "the last resort" for those who cannot stop their self-destructive habits. Living with a violent, alcoholic father drove him to pursue a life of distraction by any means possible - until he conceded that his self-imposed hell was killing him. It was then that he had a profound experience that changed everything. Over thirty-five years ago Roy "cracked the code" of his own addictive personality. As a result, he lost 120 pounds and overcome a myriad of addictions, as well as depression, panic attacks, and phobias. Based on his personal experience of total freedom, Roy developed The Nelson Method—a plan of spiritual healing that is designed to help people heal from their own personal hell, even when all other approaches have failed.
Ian Lawton - The Spiritual Journey
Ian Lawton is a spiritual teacher of inner wisdom, universal love, self awareness, oneness, peace, and abundance. He is an author and lectures internationally on contemporary spirituality and personal growth. Ian and his wife, Meg lead an online support community called Soulseeds, and an online marketing support service called Soulseeds Media. Soulseeds offers resources to people to eat, live, lead, change, exercise, meditate and love more soulfully.
Yuri Elkaim - Reclaim Your Energy
Yuri Elkaim is a holistic nutritionist and fitness expert most famous for helping people enjoy all-day energy and amazing health in a very short period of time without radical diets or gimmicks. His follow-along workouts are sought-after for helping you get in athletic shape without spending all of your time in the gym. He's on a mission to transform the lives of more than 10 million people by 2018.
Joe Cross - Rebooting Your Body
Joe Cross is the founder of Reboot with Joe, a company dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and vitality by consuming more fruits and vegetables. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat Sick & Nearly Dead , which has been seen by more than 10MM people worldwide.  The incredible response to screenings of the film inspired Joe to create Reboot with Joe, making the tools, information and support available to enable anyone to reclaim their wellbeing. Currently, more than a half a million people are members of Reboot’s online community. Cross has spent the past 18 months criss-crossing the globe as a featured speaker, spreading his message of plant-based wellness to audiences eager for a solution to a growing global problem of obesity.
Dr. John Spencer Ellis - Lifestyle Design and Personal Excellence
Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness and personal development program John Spencer Ellis created. He is the CEO of 4 international associations and founded Wexford University. He’s a 2x Amazon #1 best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker and Personal Trainer Hall of Fame inductee. John competed in the Ironman triathlon and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.
Lindsey Averill - Fattitude:  An Empowering Look at Fat
Lindsey Averill, the producer/director of the forthcoming film Fattitude, is a fat feminist activist, filmmaker and the author of Feminist Cupcake, a blog that looks at how representations in popular culture perpetuate negative stereotypes about race, gender, sexuality and body type. Lindsey also founded Extraordinary Being, an organization that facilitates life affirming, feminist and body-positive workshops and provides one-on-one feminist and body-positive coaching to clients nationwide.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Dr. Mark Schwartz graduated from The John's Hopkins University with a doctorate degree in psychology and mental health. He worked in the Department of Psychology at John's Hopkins and co-taught at the university. He then joined the staff of Master's and Johnson Institute, in which he served as Director of Workshops, Director of Research, and ultimately, Executive Director. He co-founded along with Lori Galperin, three Inpatient Programs in Trauma and Compulsivity with Dr. Masters in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. He then co-founded Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in St. Louis, and Monarch Cove Treatment Center located in Pacific Grove, CA. He has published research articles, textbook chapters and has edited 3 books. He lectures widely throughout the United States and Europe to thousands of psychotherapists. 
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